The­atre group gets set for show

Macclesfield Express - - MACCLESFIELD PEOPLE -

MEM­BERS of a the­atre group are pre­par­ing sets, learn­ing lines and per­fect­ing cos­tumes for their next per­for­mance.

Purvies Pro­duc­tions will per­form Agatha Crusty and the Vil­lage Hall Mur­ders which is a com­edy by Derek Webb.

Nana Whit­lock, from the group, said: “The play it­self is set in a sleepy lit­tle vil­lage where Agatha Crusty – which is pro­nounced Croosty – goes to visit her sis­ter-in­law.

“She is a crime nov­el­ist, and as luck would have it, it’s not long be­fore she finds her­self caught up in a se­ries of mur­ders tar­geted at vil­lage hall com­mit­tee mem­bers.

“As the bod­ies and the laughs pile up, Agatha races to find the per­pe­tra­tor while the in­com­pe­tent in­ves­ti­gat­ing of­fi­cer, DI Twigg, bum­bles along.

“Di­rec­tor Liz Cu­sick and as­sis­tant di­rec­tor Nigel Wells are thor­oughly en­joy­ing watch­ing the play take shape while halfwish­ing they were part of the cast as in pre­vi­ous years. Af­ter all, the story is so far re­moved from the re­al­ity of liv­ing in a vil­lage like Sut­ton.

“Why not come along, tax your grey cells a lit­tle and see if you can solve this gen­uine mur­der mys­tery be­fore Agatha does.”

The group was founded in 2002 by two friends in the vil­lage and has been per­form­ing reg­u­larly in the Sut­ton Scout and Guide HQ to raise funds.

Nana said: “This year the group has wel­comed sev­eral new mem­bers on stage as well as be­hind the scenes, so it prom­ises to be a show well worth watch­ing.”

The show is on at 7.30pm from Thurs­day, May 12 to Satur­day, May 14 at the Sut­ton Scout and Guide HQ on Church Lane, Sut­ton.

Tick­ets cost £8 from 07771 322971. Go to purviespro­duc­tions.webs. com.

Martin Welch

●● A con­cert of wed­ding and coro­na­tion mu­sic ac­com­pa­nied a flower fes­ti­val at Sut­ton St James Church in hon­our of the Queen’s 90th birth­day

●● Re­hearsals for the Purvies Pro­duc­tions per­for­mance Agatha Crusty and the Vil­lage Hall mur­ders at the Sut­ton Scout Hut and Guide head­quar­ters

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